Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

Electra and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) by Sophocles 0140449787 9780140449785
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Four seminal tragedies by the master Greek dramatist, in sparkling new translations Of the more than one hundred plays Sophocles wrote over the course of his long life, only seven survive. This volume collects four of them, all newly translated. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father, Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother? lover. Ajaxdepicts the enigma of power and weakness vis-?nbsp;vis the fall of the great hero. Women of Trachisdramatizes the tragic love and error of Heracles? deserted wife, Deianeira; Philoctetesexamines the conflict between physical force and moral strength.

Author: Sophocles

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 256

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Publication Date: 2008-06-24

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